Before leaving the Bay Area after a fun filled vacation weekend, Cody and I knew we wanted to visit the city of Colma, the necropolis of California. The town’s 17 cemeteries comprise approximately 73% of the town’s land area and according to the 2010 United States Census, had a population of 1,792. The dead outnumber the living by over a thousand to one which makes the city’s motto “It’s great to be alive in Colma” the best city motto ever.
First stop was to visit my Grandpa and have a little snack with him. I was surprised I knew how to find him since it had been so long, but I guess some things just don’t leave you.
After that quick visit, we headed to Pet’s Rest cemetery to see how some humans treat the death of their beloved companions. Am I surprised? Yes and no. Of course I expected some people to want to treat their deceased pets the way they would treat their own flesh and blood, but what I didn’t expect was how much some would spend on an elaborate grave marker. The place was a bit unkept, but those make for the best cemeteries anyway, right?
Some of these guys get better headstones than humans.
They just keep getting fancier!
Tofu’s little rundown grave site was my favorite.
Here lies Satan.
I can’t say for sure what I would do if Nami were to die, but I think I’m leaning towards taxidermy.